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Tips for searching (and finding!): Library Elevenses

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A broad assortment of search tools with relevance to hospital or health care

A broad assortment of search tools with relevance to hospital or health care

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  • Not exhaustive lists!
  • ePubs ahead of print; pubmed central author manuscripts, non-topical from e.g. science or nature
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    • 1. “Library Elevenses” “…... And if the community is hungry for more than just knowledge, then maybe it’s about time to open a snack bar.” ― Scott Douglas
    • 2. Searching – the basics • Browsing/surfing – serendipity • Searching – plan ahead – Use PICO (Population or Patient; Intervention; Comparative intervention; Outcome) – Identify key concepts – Keywords/synonyms
    • 3. PubMed PubReminer: http://hgserver2.amc.nl/cgi-bin/miner/miner2.cgi
    • 4. What type of information? • Guidelines: use NICE, SIGN, TRIP, National Clearinghouse, G.I.N., Associations/ Organisations • Diagnosis: point-of-care tool e.g. UpToDate; OvidMD • Evidence-based research: Cochrane Library, PubMed/Medline, CINAHL, PeDRO, Embase, PsycINFO, TRIP, Scopus, Scirus etc • Management/Governance: Emerald Management Plus • Care measurement tools: HaPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments)
    • 5. Get the most from databases • Controlled language: MeSH (PubMed), CINAHL Subject Heading, Emtree (Embase). – know any limitations • “pearl gathering”, “snowballing” & “forward tracking” • Customisation and personalisation features – Save searches/create alerts, collections, filters etc
    • 6. “Deep Web”searching You never get access to the full extent of the web, e.g. - Paywall protected content - Confidential data e.g. Patient records Image: inventionmachine.com
    • 7. Searching the Deep Web Topic-specific databases: • http://aip.completeplanet.com • http://infomine.ucr.edu/ • http://directsearch.net/ • http://scienceresearch.com/scienceresearch/a dvancedsearch.html
    • 8. Statistics/calculations/data analysis & comparisons: http://www.wolframalpha.com
    • 9. Other tools Metasearch: • http://www.polymeta.com/ • http://www.webcrawler.com/ • http://www.dogpile.com/ • http://mednar.com/mednar/ Grey Literature: • http://www.opengrey.eu/ National/Institutional Repositories: • http://www.lenus.ie (Irish healthcare) • http://www.opendoar.org/ (directory of open access repositories)
    • 10. Web Archives: http://archive.org/index.php
    • 11. Other resources • http://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/ (tracking epidemics) • http://clinicaltrials.gov/ • http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/NIHR_PROSPERO/ • http://findzebra.compute.dtu.dk/
    • 12. Patient Information Sources • UpToDate: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/table-of-contents/patient-information • CINAHL: Evidence-based care sheets to assist healthcare staff when discussing condition with patients. • HONcode: http://www.hon.ch/HONcode/Search/search.html
    • 13. UpToDate – patient info
    • 14. Ref: http://www.theonion.com
    • 15. Google extra Google custom search: http://www.google.com/cse/ http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=009086512 607993835352%3Ao0xi0hcchga This icon appears after you have completed a search
    • 16. Click here for advanced scholar search
    • 17. Security/Privacy • https://duckduckgo.com/ • https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere • http://fixtracking.com/ - a guide to privacy when searching (Firefox)
    • 18. Social Media You choose what information comes to you. Be very selective – regular culling required. • Follow max. 25 on Twitter. Separate Twitter work account. • Blogtrottr/feedly/netvibes • http://scienceroll.com/about/ • http://www.slideshare.net • http://www.netvibes.com/keeping-up-to- date#Specialist_Bulletins
    • 19. Ignore this
    • 20. Ask a Librarian “Librarians like to search while others like to find” (Roy Tennant) …we do like to find too. Contact: Library.svh@ucd.ie Anne.madden@ucd.ie Niamh.lucey@ucd.ie

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